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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Beatrice and Benedick Act 1 Scene 1 Hate Benedick: "God keep your Ladyship still in that mind, so some gentleman or other shall 'scape a predestinate scratched face." (1.1.131-133)Beatrice: "Scratching could not make it worse an 'twere such a face as yours were." (1.1.134-135)These quotes show Benedick and Beatrice's original scorn and hate for each other. Act 2 Scene 1 Interest After Benedick speaks anonymously with Beatrice, he scorns her and storms out. Don Pedro mentions that Beatrice has lost Benedick's heart. Beatrice: "Indeed, my lord, he lent it me awhile, and I gave him use for it, a double heart for his single one. Marry, once before he won it of me with false dice." (2.1.273-275) This implies that there was a previous romance between Beatrice and Benedick. The possibility of love between the two grows. Act 3 Scene 2 Internal, Mutual Love These are comments on Benedick. They are also representative of comments made on Beatrice, showing how both of them changed their appearances and attitudes for the other.Leonato: "Indeed he looks younger than he did, by the loss of a beard." (3.2.45-46)Don Pedro: "Nay, he rubs himself with civet. Can you smell him out by that?" (3.2.47-48)Claudio: "That's as much as to say, the sweet youth's in love." (3.2.49-50) Act 4 Scene 1 Confession Beatrice and Benedick confess their love for each other face to face. Benedick: "I do love nothing in the world so well as you." (4.1.281) Beatrice: "I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest." (4.1.300-301) Playful Insults Beatrice: "Foul words is but foul wind, and foul wind is but foul breath, and foul breath is noisome. Therefore I will depart un kissed." (5.2.52-54)Benedick: "Suffer love! A good epithet. I do suffer love indeed, for I love thee against my will." (5.2.66-67) Act 5 Scene 2
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